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Denman Maroney: Fluxations

Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80607   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Denman Maroney
Performer:  Ned RothenbergDave BallouKevin NortonDenman Maroney,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Denman Maroney is known for his unique ìhyperpianoî style, which involves playing the keys with one hand and the strings with the other using copper bars, brass bowls and other objects. Maroney is a rare example of a composer/improviser who has made ìpulse fieldsî an ongoing platform for both his writing and improvising. An approach to time used by such American experimentalist icons as Charles Ives and Conlon Nancarrow, pulse fields are rhythmic relationships expressed as ratios such as 3:4:5. Though they are polyrhythmic, they should not be considered to be synonymous with polyrhythms. ìFluxationsî is the first instance in which Maroney has utilized pulse fields in an album length work or a work scored for an ensemble even as large as a Read more quintet, which speaks to the potential for muddle the use of pulse fields presents if the material is realized by musicians with less than impeccable ensemble and improvisational skills. For this daunting proposition, Maroney turned to some of his closest associates, Dresser being foremost among them, given their fifteen year association in various co-op settings. While the resumes of Rothenberg, Kevin Norton and Dave Ballou are not as entwined with Maroneyís, they nevertheless exemplify the rigor ìFluxationsî requires. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fluxations by Denman Maroney
Performer:  Ned Rothenberg (Bass Clarinet), Ned Rothenberg (Alto Saxophone), Dave Ballou (Trumpet),
Kevin Norton (Drums), Kevin Norton (Vibraphone), Denman Maroney (Piano),
Mark Dresser (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2001 
Venue:  Tedesco Studio, Paramus, New Jersey 
Length: 47 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Fluxations: Part 1
Fluxations: Part 2
Fluxations: Part 3
Fluxations: Part 4
Fluxations: Part 5
Fluxations: Part 6

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